For so many parents who have a “special needs child,” church is not an option. The children’s ministry team is totally under equipped and untrained on how to take care of these children and especially on finding ways to share the gospel with them. Most families leave their special needs child at home with a caregiver on Sunday because they don’t have peace of mind leaving their child in the hands of untrained staff. Surely these children need the gospel just as much as everyone else.

Pastor Larry and Penny Sauter have been ministering to special needs children for over 30 years. Their knowledge and experience alone will equip you to better understand the needs that are necessary to make your church friendly for these children.

Don’t miss out on this seminar. If you ask us, this is one of the most important seminars a children’s ministry team can attend. I am not sure when we will be able to run this seminar again, so don’t miss this one.

Topics covered are: –

Workshop 1– Biblical Perspective on Ministering to Children with Disabilities
Biblical Perspective on Disability – You Can Make a Difference

Workshop 2 – Interactive Teaching
Including kids with special needs in your classroom and teaching style

Workshop 3 – Behavior Management
An interactive workshop designed to equip you with intervention techniques that will help you become more effective and more fruitful in your ministry.

Workshop 4 – Ministering to Children with Mental Disabilities
The missing components: a relationship with Jesus, a relationship with you

Workshop 5 – Ministering to Children with Physical Disabilities + Questions & Answers
An interactive workshop designed to provide you with a better understanding of children with physical disabilities PLUS Becoming an Agent of God

1-Day Workshop

C. Leadership

For those in leadership this workshop is also a follow on from our 102 Foundations workshop.  Topics covered is:

  1. Building and keeping volunteers: Successful children’s ministries have strong teams that work together towards a common goal. How do you build a great team? This workshop will equip you to be a master “volunteer catcher!”
  2. People Skills: Finding ways for people to work together to get maximum impact can sometimes be a challenge. Once you know how to steer teams of volunteers, you will be on your way to building a great and effective team.
  3. Strengths and weaknesses: Once you have successfully brought in volunteers to work towards a common vision, you will need to be able to recognize different characters with all their strengths and weaknesses. This section will equip you for that.
  4. Creating good structures: As a leader, building the right foundation will really set up the children’s ministry department for strong and sustainable future growth. This section will equip you with the knowledge of various models to choose from to suit your unique church.
  5. Innovation and passion: Teams will only rise as high as the leadership. Arm yourself with tool to be a courageous leader.
  • Structuring Children`s Church Ministry
  • Registration and Security
  • Budget Raising
  • Cell/Small groups for Children
  • Assessment of Children`s Ministry
  • Vision Casting
  • Branding your Children`s Ministry
  • Volunteerism
  • Partnering with Parents
  • Ministry Hour